Video analytics

Why use video analytics?

Video analytics offer many benefits, such as:

  • Cost savings - less video sent over the network reduces the network load and storage requirements.
  • Time savings - monitoring and searches in recorded video become easier, allowing operators to manage more cameras.
  • Greater efficiency - automatically monitoring video for security incidents helps prevent crime, rather than simply reacting after the event.
  • Creation of business value - integrating video data into other systems, such as headcounts from entrance cameras in retail stores, means the surveillance system can contribute insights and new solutions for other business functions.
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Figure 2: Business management applications such as people counting use video data to improve business efficiency

Centralized vs distributed analytics